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Strikes, stonings back in the South African trucking mix

A three-week work stoppage by a majority of South African drivers that resorted in trucker-to-trucker violence shows history can repeat itself just one year on.

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Blessed with health — and good humor

Wendy Parker thanks the Lord for her family's health -- and plans a future of hauling in Africa for her husband.

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Making the most of Foursquare

How to use Foursquare with your smartphone or tablet Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Activate your device’s GPS function. When you make a stop, open the Foursquare app to find the nearest locations. Using the honor system, only “check in” where you are visiting. Link the app to your Twitter account to have your check-ins tweeted. Be wary that these are sometimes viewed as uninteresting, and you may risk losing some of your followers. Find ...

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Sexy Big Bird Costume?

What will you choose for your Halloween costume this year?

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Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

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You can help stop child trafficking

The average age for human trafficking victims is 12 years old. The life expectancy of a child after being forced into prostitution is less than 10 years.

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‘Hey look! A squirrel!’: Notes on organization

"I'm completely normal, and the rest of the world is strange. Now that we've cleared that up..."

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Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

Hood ornaments of many sorts have become popular with owner-operators in recent years, but it’s still hard to beat one of the originals. It’s the Mack Bulldog, which turns 80 years old today. For you sticklers who wonder what’s special about today, Mack Trucks notes that a patent for the hood ornament was granted Oct. 11, 1932. The bulldog motif itself started much earlier. During World War I, British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models “Bulldog ...

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Software: Rig Expense Tracker user John Clark

Owner-operator Clark finds the Rig Expense Tracker software easy to use and effective in assisting his tracking of expenses, income, invoices and more.

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Reasons to use Foursquare

Here are just a few reasons the free app Foursquare could be worth trying out.

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